Letters to the Editor: No new homes near Crab Cove

Letters to the Editor: No new homes near Crab Cove

Letters to the Editor

Editor's Note: This letter was originally sent to City Planner Andrew Thomas and is being published at the request of its author.

I believe the time has come and gone for public comments but I still want to make my opinion known on this subject. I am a lifelong Alameda resident and I think it would be a disservice to the citizens of Alameda to put 48 housing units into this small space. If these new houses are built, traffic impacts for people like me that are handicapped will make it even harder to get down to Crab Cove on any given day and especially for the concerts in the summer. Not to mention putting that many homes in such a small space is ridiculous when there's plenty of room at Alameda Point for new homes. Don't infill this lot adjacent to one of Alameda's most precious public spaces with housing. I'd like to see it become part of Crab Cove/Crown Beach Park so that it can benefit all citizen's of Alameda. I also agree that EBRPD was not given a decent chance to put forth their proposal before the property was rezoned. Do you live in Alameda? If so, I just can't believe a fellow citizen would want this housing project to continue. Sell the land to the EBRPD for a small fee and let it become part of our beautiful shoreline park please. (7/6/13: I now understand that the city does not own the property but is responsible for the rezoning to pave the way for the developer to buy it and build on it. Check out documents at http://friendsofcrownbeach.com/)

Allison Martin